Winter Trails Day on the Whitefish Trail

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The 19th annual Winter Trails Day will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Winter Trails Day is a national event offering the public free winter outdoor sports and educational activities. Whitefish Legacy Partners is coordinating two events on the Whitefish Trail in partnership with the Stillwater Mountain Lodge and Nordic Center and the Whitefish Bike Retreat from 10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m.

The public is welcome to bring their own, or try complimentary demo cross-country ski and snow shoe equipment on the Stillwater Nordic Center’s groomed trails. Demo equipment will be provided by Stillwater Mountain Lodge and Sportsman & Ski Haus. Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center will also lead family friendly wilderness skill and animal tracking activities. Stillwater Mountain Lodge and Nordic Center is located west of Whitefish, at 750 Beaver Lake Road and can be reached at (406) 862-7004.

Across the road from Stillwater Mountain Lodge, Whitefish Bike Retreat will host complimentary demo snow “fatbikes” from Great Northern Cycles, Glaciery Cyclery & Nordic, Wheaton’s Cycle, Sportsman & Ski Haus and Montana Adventure Sports.  There will be six different brands of fatbikes available including Specialized, Borealis, Kona, Trek, Salsa, and Surley.  Snowshoes from Paddlefish will also available to explore the Whitefish Trail.  Whitefish Bike Retreat is located at 855 Beaver Lake Road and can be reached at 406-260-0274.

This is a great opportunity to explore the Whitefish Trail and try out a new winter sport. Both Stillwater Mountain Lodge and the Whitefish Bike Retreat will have warm fires, hot cocoa, and treats on site. This is a FREE event, open to the public! For more information call the Whitefish Trail at (406) 862-3880 or email carla@whitefishlegacy.org.  Additional events will be taking place valley wide hosted by the Flathead Community of Resource Educators. For more information, visit www.snowlink.com.